March 13, 2017

St. Waltheof

St. Waltheof, who died in 1159, was a member of the Cistercian Order and abbot of the Melrose Abbey in Scotland. One particular Christmas Day, he was celebrating Mass. Immediately after the Consecration, in the place of the Host in his hands, he saw the Baby Jesus, in radiant form. After some period of adoration, he placed the Host upon the altar and the image vanished.

St. Waltheof related this event to Everard, the same person to whom he confessed his sins, the most unlikely of persons to whom he would conceivably tell something untrue. A monk from Furness, Jordan, who wrote a biography of St. Waltheof, heard of this incident from Everard and several other Cistercian monks.

Source: Cruz, Caroll, Eucharistic Miracles (Charlotte, North Carolina, Tan Books, 2010) p.275.


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